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'Gay'-rights leader quits homosexuality. Rising star in movement says God liberated him
WorldnetDaily ^ | 06/17/2011 | Art Moore

Posted on 06/17/2011 11:02:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

He was a rising star in the "gay rights" movement, but Michael Glatze now declares not only has he given up activism – he's no longer a homosexual.

Glatze – who had become a frequent media source as founding editor of Young Gay America magazine – tells the story of his transformation in an exclusive column published today by WND.

Although Glatze cut himself off from the homosexual community about a year and a half ago, he says the column likely will surprise some people.

"This will actually be news to anybody I used to relate to," he told WND.

The radical change in his life, Glatze recalls, began with inner "promptings" he now attributes to God.

"I hope I can share my story," he said. "I feel strongly God has put me here for a reason. Even in the darkest days of late-night parties, substance abuse and all kinds of things – when I felt like, 'Why am I here, what am I doing?' – there was always a voice there.

"I didn't know what to call it, or if I could trust it, but it said 'hold on.'"

Glatze said he became aware of homosexual feelings at about the age of 14 and publicly declared himself "gay" at age 20. Finally, after a decade in which his leadership role in the homosexual activist world grew – but alongside it, a mysterious inner conflict – he says he finally was "liberated."

In fact, he writes in his WND column today, "'coming out' from under the influence of the homosexual mindset was the most liberating, beautiful and astonishing thing I've ever experienced in my entire life."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bornagain; gay; gayrights; glatze; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; homosexuals; marriage; michaelglatze; prop8; redemption; sin; younggayamerica

1 posted on 06/17/2011 11:02:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for him! It can be cured!


2 posted on 06/17/2011 11:05:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Read Michael Glatze column entitled: "How a 'gay rights' leader became straight" here

EXCERPT

My mom died when I was 19. My father had died when I was 13. At an early age, I was already confused about who I was and how I felt about others.

My confusion about "desire" and the fact that I noticed I was "attracted" to guys made me put myself into the "gay" category at age 14. At age 20, I came out as gay to everybody else around me.

At age 22, I became an editor of the first magazine aimed at a young, gay male audience. It bordered on pornography in its photographic content, but I figured I could use it as a platform to bigger and better things.

Sure enough, Young Gay America came around. It was meant to fill the void that the other magazine I'd worked for had created – namely, anything not-so-pornographic, aimed at the population of young, gay Americans. Young Gay America took off.


Click above link for the rest....
3 posted on 06/17/2011 11:05:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just my guess here, but I’d be willing to bet that this guy was pushed into the gay lifestyle by the degraded external forces we see operating in the schools and popular culture.

Sounds to me like he was probably always heterosexual. That was the “voice” he kept hearing all those years.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 11:08:16 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus saves sinners.


5 posted on 06/17/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

Knowing God changes everything. I am so happy for this young man, God bless him.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 11:08:44 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a MIRACLE!!! IT’S A MIRACLE!!! He saw the light!!!
I myself believe that the whole homosexual thing is just a fad to annoy people like tattoos.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 11:08:44 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully he will be prepared since now he will be an enemy of the gay right organizations and liberal media who will take shots at him whenever they can.


8 posted on 06/17/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT by bcr100
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess he just couldn’t take it anymore.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind

God be with him, if the nastiness of some of the pro-homosexual ‘activists’ we’ve seen is any indication, he’s in for harassment or worse.


10 posted on 06/17/2011 11:12:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: SeekAndFind
There are numerous cases of men who have abandoned the homosexual lifestyle and become straight. Enough to make a joke of the mantra that "they are born that way." If so, apparently one can change the way he was born.
12 posted on 06/17/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind
This is why we know that the God of Abraham, Issac & Jacob exists. This is how we know that Jesus Christ was God incarnate and only by His shed blood, can lives & hearts be completely transformed. A total transformation is possible and available to all those who accept His sacrifice and His love and forgivenss.

May the Lord watch over and protect this young man as he is going to need it.

13 posted on 06/17/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

*ping*


14 posted on 06/17/2011 11:17:11 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Such conversions will soon be labeled by the APA as a mental disorder.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 11:21:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

That might happen in this chaotic, upside world.


16 posted on 06/17/2011 11:24:56 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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17 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:30 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Windflier
I’d be willing to bet that this guy was pushed into the gay lifestyle by the degraded external forces we see operating in the schools and popular culture.

One of the most tragic issues out there today is how the weak of our society are being pushed into bondage by the evils of activism.

These people are the ones who always fall through the cracks, the ones who benefit when society is basically operating on moral values but are destroyed when perversion is taught through the culture.

These are the innocent among us who always go on whatever the prevalent leadership tells them; those who are in leadership today cause great harm and suffering.

18 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: SeekAndFind
The radical change in his life, Glatze recalls, began with inner "promptings" he now attributes to God.

Jesus - the bondage-breaker and miracle-maker.

19 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Windflier

All of them are really “heterosexual” and the influence you speak of is demonic (anti-Christ) lying and telling them that God cannot help them..

J.S.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 11:26:13 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to pray always for these guys and gals who leave the clutches of homosexuality. It looks to me like these folks sometimes have a difficult time transitioning back into heterosexual society, thanks to the contempt of gays and the mistrust of straights.

I’m praying, too, that conservative Christians and Jews can stop the school propaganda that this behavior is just an alternative lifestyle or genetic predisposition.

And I fervently pray that I never have to sit through the funeral of another dear friend caught up in the special hell that is homosexuality. These men and women are so prone to depression, substance abuse, and suicide that if they were any other group, we would be trying to change their lifestyle, not affirm and protect it.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 11:46:33 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the homosexuals and their enablers are going:
“La! La! La! Ican’thearyouIcan’thearyou It’s fun to stay at the Y M C A Hhomophobes! Homophobes!”


22 posted on 06/17/2011 11:49:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: hinckley buzzard

I wouldnt be surprised if there were a multitude of genes that contribute to many different kinds of sins. However through Christ, all of them are ultimately defeated. In Heaven, they are non-existent.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 12:06:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuality is a disorder just like depression or alcoholism. The difference is, as a society, we’ve tried to treat alcoholism, depression, etc.

The left, in their infinite cruelty, have fought to “normalize” homosexuality, in the hopes that it might wreak further destruction and suffering.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 12:13:10 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I have long maintained that homosexuality is merely another fetish. Like being “into” BDSM, feet, leather, rubber... whatever. Do people “choose” to have a foot fetish? No... and yes. I don’t think people are “born” with any particular proclivity, but a life of exposure to various stimuli, combined with and influenced by the myriad of micro-choices we make every day eventually trains the mind to take on a set of traits. The mind is shaped by the constant thinking that we do. So no, there’s no particular moment in time that somebody “chooses” to become gay or to become a pain fetishist. But that makeup is shaped by the billions of thoughts and feelings that have developed up to that time.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 12:19:22 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

But wait! The singer (if you can call her that) “LADY GAGA”, sings that people are “born that way”.

Certainly we can take advice from “LADY GAGA”, can’t we??? As a spokesman for the liberal cause of the day, she must be a true visionary on the subject. (sarcasm)


26 posted on 06/17/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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I think you’re on to something, but I really believe that ANY person can enter the realm of homosexual behavior given the right circumstances. Some have more desire than others to go that route, but it so obvious that it is NORMAL, HEALTHY behavior to be involved in heterosexual relationships. It is criminal that the mainstream belief about homosexuality is that it is a normal way of life. No, it is a road to destruction, and even if you don’t believe in a religious basis that opposes it, observation of mankind demonstrates that much.


27 posted on 06/17/2011 12:29:56 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: SeekAndFind
From the article:

"Homosexuality, delivered to young minds, is by its very nature pornographic. It destroys impressionable minds and confuses their developing sexuality; I did not realize this, however, until I was 30 years old."

The bastards on the left know this all too well. That's why they go after the school kids.
28 posted on 06/17/2011 12:58:05 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: SeekAndFind

HALLELUJAH!


29 posted on 06/17/2011 2:38:26 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind. No Tom Cruise jokes, please.
30 posted on 06/17/2011 4:38:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuals are made, not born!


31 posted on 06/17/2011 8:48:10 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Windflier
Just my guess here, but I’d be willing to bet that this guy was pushed into the gay lifestyle by the degraded external forces we see operating in the schools and popular culture.

You've just described every single male homosexual who ever lived.

Sounds to me like he was probably always heterosexual. That was the “voice” he kept hearing all those years.

You've just described every single male homosexual who ever lived.

32 posted on 06/18/2011 9:15:33 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
"Sounds to me like he was probably always heterosexual. That was the “voice” he kept hearing all those years.

You've just described every single male homosexual who ever lived.

That's an interesting position, but in my observation, some people are just born with their wiring crossed. Homos have existed in every culture throughout human history. Most of those cultures were male dominated and highly paternal. They didn't push boys to be girls, or vice versa, but those kinds of people showed up from time to time anyway.

Our modern culture has become morally degraded, and certain of those degraded elements now have such undue influence, that they can pressure children into choosing a deviant lifestyle.

My bet is that the subject of this article is one such person.

33 posted on 06/19/2011 12:23:21 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I was considering how it appears every institution in American life has been corrupted and was wondering how can it ever get back on the right track.

Then it dawned upon me that it isn’t just this generation or the last few that is corrupt, but every human being other than Jesus Christ who is fundamentally corrupt.

The solution, as with all things we face, is simply provided to us by God.

The problem of how to return to righteousness in a just manner without being scarred by corruption is the very heart of the Gospel.

Searching to identify thinking like homosexuality with normalcy is simply a vain search to avoid accountability.

Everybody has some sort of corrupt thinking in them. This doesn’t keep us from turning to God, through faith in what He provides, so that He provides the righteous and just path for us to live with Him. This is possible because of what Jesus Christ has done and His living action.


34 posted on 06/19/2011 1:44:01 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Windflier
That's an interesting position, but in my observation, some people are just born with their wiring crossed. Homos have existed in every culture throughout human history. Most of those cultures were male dominated and highly paternal. They didn't push boys to be girls, or vice versa, but those kinds of people showed up from time to time anyway.

Our modern culture has become morally degraded, and certain of those degraded elements now have such undue influence, that they can pressure children into choosing a deviant lifestyle.

Trauma caused mental illnesses show up in every culture. Just because humans react similarly to similar environmental factors (being abused, having an absent or insufficient relationship with one's father etc) does not mean that the illness is genetic (or biological in any way).

35 posted on 06/20/2011 9:18:32 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
Just because humans react similarly to similar environmental factors (being abused, having an absent or insufficient relationship with one's father etc) does not mean that the illness is genetic (or biological in any way).

I don't believe that that particular illness is physical in nature, nor does it have anything to do with genetics (gay gene?). No, I believe that it's a spiritual malady, which is why it's possible for one to overcome it.

36 posted on 06/20/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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